Baptist Easley board, foundation create new scholarship in honor of former CEO

EASLEY — The Baptist Easley Hospital Board, in conjunction with the Foundation at Baptist Easley Hospital, recently created an endowed scholarship fund in honor of former hospital CEO Roddey E. Gettys III.

Gettys retired in February 2013 after a distinguished 43-year career of service to Baptist Easley Hospital. The Roddey E. Gettys III Clinical Scholarships Endowment Fund provides scholarships for people interested in pursuing a career in healthcare and to perpetuate Gettys’ legacy of clinical excellence and patient-focused service.

The Baptist Easley Hospital Foundation will award the Roddey E. Gettys III Clinical Scholarship prior to the2014-2015 academic year, based on the criteria below. To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must:

1. Demonstrate a commitment to pursue a career in healthcare by completing at least one full academic year (30 semester credits) in a healthcare-related discipline.

2. Be in good academic standing at the time of application and on track to graduate in a healthcare related discipline.

3. Be enrolled in an accredited associate degree program, four-year degree program, or a postgraduate program in a healthcare-related discipline.

4. Demonstrate a commitment to community service.

5. Be a full-time permanent resident of Pickens, Anderson, Greenville, or Oconee Counties in South Carolina.

For more information, contact or call (864) 442-7617. Application forms may be obtained online at Click on Foundation and then Gettys Scholarship.